CIGAR ORCHID POND © 2009
Big Cypress Swamp, FL
Photographic Story There are some places in the Big Cypress that I find, and then lose. This is one of them. I don’t carry a GPS tool with me, I just let the world present itself to me. Years ago when Oscar Thompson and I were swamping around we came across this scene. I didn’t have a camera with me, so no photo was taken. Later I tried to find it again and couldn’t. For years I would look for it and wasn’t able to find it. I could not erase the image from my mind, so I continued to try and find it. Finally, I found it but the light wasn’t right. Then I lost it. Finally, on a swamp excursion with some friends we came across the place I had wanted to photograph for so long and everything was perfect! Analog – Archival Silver Gelatin Photograph Clyde’s silver gelatin black and white images are created using an 8” x 10”, 11” x 14”, or 12” x 20” view camera. Clyde prints his images in his own darkroom on fiberbase paper in a limited edition. The photographs are selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. His images come in sizes from 8” x 10” inches to 5’x 8’ feet. His love of art and nature is seen in the exceptional detail and more subtle textures of his photography.